This tea presents neatly crafted threads, uniform in appearance, showcasing the care and precision in its preparation.
The tea liquor displays a radiant red hue, distinguished by its clarity and vividness, which is a hallmark of its quality.
With a subtle earthy undertone, the tea offers a smooth and mellow experience, providing a soothing taste that lingers pleasantly.
Ideal for both newcomers to tea and seasoned aficionados, this tea is highly recommended for daily enjoyment. Its approachable yet refined character makes it a delightful choice for all who wish to indulge in the art of tea drinking.
This was the absolute worst tea I have ever tried. It isnt even close. It tasted like dirt. It was dirty. The taste was awful and no matter which water temp I used, or how long my steep time was - it tasted like mud. literal dirt water. I ordered 50g and threw away about 30g. awful tea.
We appreciate your feedback on your recent order. Firstly, we would like to apologize for the dissatisfaction you experienced with the Liu Bao tea. We understand that this unfortunate experience may have left a negative impression, especially given that it was your first order with us.
Liu Bao tea is unique due to its manual fermentation process in cellars, which imparts a distinct earthy flavor to the tea. As such, we recommend rinsing the tea twice with boiling water before brewing to mitigate this flavor.
The 'dirt, dirty, mud' flavors you mentioned are likely due to this characteristic earthy flavor, which is prevalent in most Liu Bao teas, regardless of their quality. To address this, rinsing the tea thoroughly and lightly infusing it for the first few steeps can help reduce these flavors. It's important to adjust the infusion time to your preference, and if you find the tea too strong, you can dilute it with hot water.
You mentioned “no matter which water temp”, in fact, unlike green or black tea, Liu Bao tea is best brewed with boiling water to extract its full flavor. If you have any tea left, we encourage you to try these tips and brewing methods to see if you have a more enjoyable experience.
When evaluating Liu Bao tea, several factors are considered:
- The condition and natural color of the tea threads.
- The vividness or dullness of the tea soup.
- The pleasantness or unpleasantness of the taste.
- The color of the brewed tea threads, which should be vibrant and not resemble dead wood.
I can relate to your initial experience with Liu Bao tea. When I first tried it, I had similar thoughts. However, after learning how to brew it properly and appreciating its unique characteristics, I developed a newfound love for Liu Bao tea.
We understand that not everyone enjoys every type of tea, and we always recommend that new customers try a sample of Liu Bao tea before committing to a larger purchase. We hope that everyone can discover the joy and goodness that each kind of tea offers.
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We value your input and will continue to strive to provide our customers with the best possible tea-drinking experience.
Great tea. It has the characteristic taste of liu bao.
My first Liu Bao. An unexpectedly pleasant surprise. This tea is very similar to a sheng from the 1980s that I received as a sample from a store. It gives me the feeling of a cellar smell, or old houses. It is rather dry, without the complexity of a pu erh. It's something else, and I like it.